Mohanlal, the complete actor has always mentioned that he detaches himself from a film once it hits the theatres. According to the actor, the success or failure of his films has never affected him. However, during this lockdown period, Mohanlal finally found time to watch one of his blockbuster films for the first time, that too after 2 decades of its release.
Yes, you read it right. Mohanlal watched the 1997-released blockbuster movie Chandralekha for the first time, during this lockdown days. The Priyadarshan directorial, which was released as the Onam special release of 1997, is all set to complete the 23rd year of its release in September 2020.
This interesting update was revealed by Mohanlal's best buddy and the director of movie Priyadarshan in a recent interview given to a Youtube channel. According to the director, the complete actor has watched certain portions of Chandralekha before but has never tried to watch the complete movie. As per the latest reports, Mohanlal is spending most of his time during this lockdown period for watching films and reading books.
Chandralekha, which revolved around the life of a young man named Appukuttan (Mohanlal) and two young women who enter his life, was scripted by director Priyadarshan himself. Popular actresses Sukanya and Pooja Batra appeared as the titular characters Chandra and Lekha in the movie, which emerged as the first Malayalam movie to cross the 10-Crore mark at the Kerala box office.
The character Lekha, which was played by the popular Bollywood actress Pooja Batra in the movie, was originally written for Malayalam cinema's lady superstar Manju Warrier. However, Manju couldn't take up the offer due to her busy schedule. Chandralekha had featured an extensive star cast including Innocent, Sreenivasan, Nedumudi Venu, Mamukoya, Kuthiravattam Pappu, Sukumari, MG Soman, Cochin Haneefa, Augustine, and so on in the supporting roles. Popular Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor had made a special cameo appearance in the movie.